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Basketball or bathrooms: The Tar Heel state is stuck

John Moody, RALEIGH –  You would think reasonable people could find compromise, especially on a fine, warm winter day, in a city named for a gracious nobleman, a place gracious and noble in its own right. But questions of personal choice – once just that, personal – have flared into an angry showdown between two

Battle over bathrooms looms large in North Carolina governor’s race

In a year of police shooting protests, historic hurricane flooding and voting rights clashes in North Carolina, it is the battle over bathrooms that could prove pivotal in the Tar Heel state’s gubernatorial race. The election will effectively serve as a referendum on a state law that bans transgender people from using government-run restrooms that

Tired? Clinton Disappears from Trail Ahead of First Debate

Edmund Kozak, Sudden schedule clearing raises doubts whether Hillary ready for prime-time battle royale. Hillary Clinton reignited speculation about her sickly constitution by suddenly canceling a fundraising event in North Carolina Wednesday night. That Clinton would ditch any events in the crucial battleground state — especially on the same day on which a poll was released showing Trump leading her by

George Will: Showdown in Tar Heel country

CHARLOTTE  “Twenty-four times” is Thom Tillis’s answer, delivered with a faint flicker of a Cheshire Cat smile. The question was: How many times, that his campaign knows of, has Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) said on camera that under Obamacare, if you like your health insurance, you can keep it? Tillis will be sharing some of her video